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Dash-cam catches plane crash-landing through traffic lights

This is what happens when things get a bit too Grand Theft Auto for our liking

Published: 05 May 2017
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Recently, we’ve had sleepless nights worried that dash-cams were heading the same way as Tamagotchis and Von Dutch trucker hats. 

Like Furby however, they’re back. The latest jaw-slackening dash-cam footage comes from Washington, USA. And it’s something straight from Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. 

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On Tuesday, a Piper PA-32-260 light aircraft crash-landed into some powerlines – turning into a fireball in the process – before crossing an intersection and hitting a couple of unsuspecting cars. Police reported that two people on the ground had minor injuries, but, amazingly, the 30-year-old pilot and passenger did not report injuries. And it was all caught on dash-cam.

It wasn’t because said pilot had been binging on GTA destruction, rather that the engine on the single-prop aircraft decided it’d had enough of being an engine and decided to shut down unexpectedly. Scary stuff. As we said, luckily no one was seriously hurt. Check it out for yourself above. And long live the dash-cam…

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